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Cannady canning treys for Knights

Knights top Jims by 33 in advance of Friday's boys basketball showdown against St. Joe.
Posted on Jan. 10, 2013 at 12:00 a.m.

MISHAWAKA — Here’s a little statistical twist that Devin Cannady can tease teammate Demetrius Jackson about from Wednesday’s boys basketball game against Jimtown — while each player wound up at 20 points, Jackson missed twice as many dunk tries getting there as Cannady missed total shots.

A silky smooth sophomore, Cannady swished 7 of 8 from the field with five 3-pointers as the Knights continued to heat up in advance of Friday’s home showdown against rival South Bend St. Joseph by cruising past the visiting Jimmies 71-38.

Marian (4-6) has won its last two games by 40 and 33 points, that on the heels of a narrow loss against then-undefeated Concord, and over those three contests, Cannady has been silly-hot outside the arc, draining 15 of 20 on his way to averaging 19.3 points.

Nevertheless, the sharpshooter won’t really tease Jackson too much about that above tidbit, not with what Jackson does for him.

“Demetrius will drive and teams try to help over and stop him,” Cannady said of the Notre Dame signee, “and that leaves me open a lot, so I just want to get my shot consistently going in.”

By the same token, “Devin’s shooting is really opening things up for our other guys,” Marian coach Robb Berger said. “Kind of like (since-graduated Robert) Mischler last year, it makes it harder to guard Demetrius. They can’t put a bunch of guys in the paint to stop his drive. Devin will keep shooting if they let him. It’s something he works very hard at.”

All the Knights worked hard at the outset of their latest win, putting early full-court pressure on the Jims (4-5) to help produce a 17-2 spread through one quarter.

The hosts stretched it to 27-2 before the midway point of the second period.

“I’ve got a really good group of kids that will try to execute what we want, but we just don’t have enough faith with it yet to compete against a good team,” Jimtown coach Ron Dietz said. “I think (Marian) sensed it, took advantage and about put us away in the first quarter, but, our kids kept scrapping and scrapping the best they could.”

“We felt if we could make them handle the ball in the full court, it would be to our advantage,” said Berger, whose club picked up six of its 11 steals in the opening period. “To their credit, Jimtown hung around and make a little run there. They’re young, and they’re going to get better.”

The Jimmies got as close as 34-19 early in the third quarter, but that was answered by a 10-0 Knight streak to effectively wrap up the game.

Jackson — who was 7 of 18 from the field with three treys and a pair of made tomahawk dunks in addition to the two failed dunks — added game highs of six rebounds, four steals and four assists to his 20 points. Cannady added five boards, four assists and two steals to his 20 points. Michael Whitfield contributed 12 points, five boards and three steals.

Michael Hobbs led Jimtown with 10 points off the bench. Chase Hoefligner netted nine.

Marian 71, Jimtown 38

Jimtown — Augie Farwig 0-1 0-0 0, Chase Hoeflinger 3-5 1-1 9, Mason Brown 2-6 0-0 5, Adam DeShone 1-4 2-2 5, Alec Brown 0-4 0-0 0, Michael Hobbs 4-7 2-4 10, Brody Olson 2-3 0-0 4, Nick Floyd 0-1 0-0 0, Luke Crocker 1-1 0-0 2, Dylan Guldager 1-1 0-0 3. Totals: 14-33 (.424) 5-7 (.714) 38.

Marian — Chris Stager 1-2 2-2 4, Michael Whitfield 6-8 0-2 12, Devin Cannady 7-8 1-1 20, Quron Marks 0-2 0-0 0, Demetrius Jackson 7-18 3-3 20, Dylan Hensley 2-2 2-2 6, Jake Whitfield 0-0 1-2 1, Will Whitten 0-0 0-0 0, Nick Harris 3-4 0-0 6, Jai Wood 0-1 0-0 0, Matt Royeca 0-0 0-0 0, Tyran Ottbridge 1-2 0-0 2. Totals: 27-47 (.574) 9-12 (.750) 71.

Scoring By Quarters

Jimtown 2 13 11 12 — 38

Marian 17 15 22 17 — 71

3-point goals: Jimtown (5-18) — Hoeflinger 2-4, Guldager 1-1, DeShone 1-4, M. Brown 1-5; Marian (8-14) — Cannady 5-6, Jackson 3-5.

Rebounds: Jimtown (12) — Olson 4, Hobbs 3; Marian (29) — Jackson 6, Whitfield 5, Cannady 5.

Assists: Jimtown (10) — A.Brown 3, Olson 3; Marian (17) — Cannady 4, Marks 4, Jackson 4.

Steals: Jimtown (3) — Hoeflinger, Hobbs, Olson; Marian (11) — Jackson 4, M.Whitfield 3.

Turnovers: Jimtown 17, Marian 10.

Fouls: Jimtown 11, Marian 12. Fouled out — none.

Records: Jimtown 4-5, Marian 4-6.

Next: Jimtown at New Prairie, SB St. Joseph at Marian, both Friday.

JV: Marian 45, Jimtown 29. Top scorers: Marian — Michael Voor 12, Tyran Ottbridge 8, Jai Wood 8; Jimtown — Dylan Guldager 19. JV records: Marian 6-3, Jimtown 5-4.




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